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Hair on End
# 5B10.10


Description: Remove pointed metal items such as keys and microphones. Stand on the insulated stool. With the variable control fully counterclockwise, turn the power on. Hold the pointed probe against the sphere while turning up the motor. Place your other hand on the sphere BEFORE removing the probe. DO NOT REMOVE YOUR HAND and stay away from anything metal. Allow yourself to charge up. Fine, clean, dry hair stands on end best. Try pointing at a student or the electrified strings.

Setup Time: 5 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 2

Demo References
Sutton E-46 Stand on an insulated stool and hold on to a terminal of a static machine. Disconnect the condensers.

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